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Posted on: June 18, 2019

NOTICE OF CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

CDBG

The following legal notice appeared in the Sunday, June 16, 2019, issue of the Focus Daily News newspaper (Page 5A) to provide notification to DeSoto residents about an upcoming Public Hearing and Commentary Period regarding the housing and community development needs of the City of DeSoto. Citizen input will assist the City of DeSoto, in preparation of the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, on the use of U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

CITY OF DESOTO: NOTICE OF CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

The City of DeSoto is designated as an Entitlement City and participates in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Grant (CDBG) Program. As a participant in the CDBG Program, the City of DeSoto is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds.

The City of DeSoto will host a PUBLIC HEARING during the City Council Meeting (Regular Session) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, at the Jim Baugh Government Center (DeSoto City Hall), located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road, in DeSoto, Texas. This Town Hall Meeting is intended to invite and encourage public comment regarding the housing and community development needs of the City of DeSoto. These comments will assist in the preparation of the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of DeSoto will also host a CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD, to invite citizen comments and suggestions regarding the draft 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program.

Citizens will have 30 days to review the draft document and submit comments. The Citizen Commentary Period will be held between June 16, 2019, and July 15, 2019. During this Citizen Commentary Period, the draft 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan will be made available in electronic form via the City website (www.desototexas.gov) and will be made available in paper form in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium, located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto, Texas.

Citizen comments about the Annual Action Plan should be submitted to the Office of Administration, City of DeSoto, 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115. All citizen comments will be considered in preparing the final 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. After the Public Hearing and citizen commentary period, the final 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan will be presented to the DeSoto City Council for consideration for approval during the Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The Council Meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, at the Jim Baugh Government Center (DeSoto City Hall), located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto, Texas.

For more information about this process, or to make disability accommodations, please contact Donielle Suber at (972) 230-9694 or dsuber@deSototexas.gov.

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